Inspired by the Greek goddess of the same name, Reb Fountain has created a beautiful feminist anthem with “Iris”!
Namesake of her new album, Reb says, “IRIS is a love letter to my sisters and my many selves, an embrace that holds all the stories we never shared, a rainbow connection, a feminist arsenal, a space to rest, a prism for the heart. What’s in your heart that you dare not speak? If love be our currency, what stories we would tell?”
Magical violins paired with Reb’s hypnotizing voice encapsulate the power of female energy. She sings of the collective experiences women have in loving themselves and others and what it entails.
Diving into the deeper meaning Reb says, “Iris is in many ways an unsung hero, known as the goddess of the rainbow, sea and sky, she acts as bridge between the gods to humanity with little of her own story known. So many stories go unheard, so many aspects of our humanity are unsung; visibility is a contested and inequitable space where what is essential, and of beauty, is often ‘invisible’. I wanted and needed to give voice to this essential human spirit; to conjure and hold and commune with the very real, valid and invaluable voices within and around me.”
“Iris” is yet another empowering and meaningful tune to add to Reb’s stunning collection of music. This release and her previous singles are an indicator of what’s in store for her upcoming album and we know we’re in for a treat!